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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author : Betty Smith
ISBN : 9780061803024
Genre : Fiction
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.

A Study Guide For Betty Smith S A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410361127
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Die Muschelsucher

Author : Rosamunde Pilcher
ISBN : OCLC:165636165
Genre : Families
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I sin livsaften ser Penelope Keeling tilbage på sit brogede liv og mindes forældre, kærlighed, børn og venner og dermed også familiens historie gennem tre generationer

Social Justice Poverty And Race

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ISBN : 9789401206815
Genre : Social Science
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A clear understanding of social justice requires complex rather than simple answers. It requires comfort with ambiguity rather than absolute answers. This is counter to viewing right versus wrong, just vs. unjust, or good vs. evil as dichotomies. This book provides many examples of where and how to begin to view these as continuums rather than dichotomies.

The Routledge Handbook Of Poverty In The United States

Author : Stephen Haymes
ISBN : 9781317627401
Genre : Social Science
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In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the context of globalization. Reorienting its national economy towards a global logic, US domestic policies have promoted a market-based strategy of economic development and growth as the obvious solution to alleviating poverty, affecting approaches to the problem discursively, politically, economically, culturally and experientially. However, the handbook explores how rather than alleviating poverty, it has instead exacerbated poverty and pre-existing inequalities – privatizing the services of social welfare and educational institutions, transforming the state from a benevolent to a punitive state, and criminalizing poor women, racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants. Key issues examined by the international selection of leading scholars in this volume include: income distribution, employment, health, hunger, housing and urbanization. With parts focusing on the lived experience of the poor, social justice and human rights frameworks – as opposed to welfare rights models – and the role of helping professions such as social work, health and education, this comprehensive handbook is a vital reference for anyone working with those in poverty, whether directly or at a macro level.

Ghetto Images In Twentieth Century American Literature

Author : Tyrone R. Simpson II
ISBN : 9781137014894
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores how six American writers have artistically responded to the racialization of U.S. frostbelt cities in the twentieth century. Using the critical tools of spatial theory, critical race theory, urban history and sociology, Simpson explains how these writers imagine the subjective response to the race-making power of space.

The Cambridge Companion To The Literature Of New York

Author : Bryan Waterman
ISBN : 9780521514712
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the international atmosphere of the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, through the expansion of the city in the nineteenth century, to its unique appeal to artists and writers in the twentieth, New York offers writers a unique perspective on American culture. This Companion explores the range of writing and performance in the city. Illustrated and featuring a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is the ideal guide for students of American literature as well as for all who love New York and its writers.

Making Sense Of Women S Lives

Author : Lauri Umansky, co-editor with Paul K. Longmore
ISBN : 9781461608226
Genre : Social Science
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Making Sense of Women's Lives presents a wide range of writings about women's lives in the United States. Michele Plott and Lauri Umansky have drawn on their experiences as both students and professors to assemble the collection. Seeking to provide as full a sampling from a diverse and intellectually vibrant field as one volume permits, the editors have also chosen writing that makes an enjoyable read. A few of the selections here represent the undisputed 'classics' of the field. More of them constitute simply the works, drawn from academic and nonacademic sources alike, that could make a difference in understanding what it means to be female in America.

Genrefied Classics

Author : Tina Frolund
ISBN : 1591581729
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Office Mayhem

Author : Juliette Cezzar
ISBN : 0810993872
Genre : Art
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Enjoy your day job with this shamelessly humourous companion to workplace hijinks which includes ideas such as spying, backstabbing, sabotage, and anything else to help you climb the corporate ladder ahead of your fellow professional slaves.

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